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reminiscence (noun) a spoken or written description of the events of the past; the act of remembering the past events/recollection.

Your reminiscence is your description of the past events or experiences of your life. A person's reminiscence of his profession is the person's description of the past events of their life. Gandhi's reminiscences of the bar are the story of his experiences as a lawyer and other activities of the past. Reminiscence is also the act of remembering the past events.

  • His reminiscences of his tour of the world were quite interesting. He remembered quite accurately the incidents of his tour and was able to tell others of them interestingly.
  • The old man's reminiscence as a journalist included his being kidnapped by terrorists who had mistaken him for a CIA agent. He clearly remembered the anxious days during which he was their captive.
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